MotoGP 2020 final will take place in Portimao
As predicted by Le Journal moto du Net, the new MotoGP Grand Prix which will take place as the final in the 2020 season, whose circuit was still kept secret, will take place at the Portimao circuit, in Portugal. Explanations.
It is therefore good who will host the last mystery race of the MotoGP 2020 calendar on November 22, a week after the Valencia GP which will no longer be the final of the world championship this year..
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"MotoGP reserve track since 2017, so this track will make its world debut", jointly explain the FIM, IRTA and Dorna Sports who have just designated the Autodromo International circuit of Algarve as the last circuit of the season..
Portimao, a fast and hilly course in the heart of a vast complex with the most recent standards, is the joy of the riders every year but had never hosted MotoGP while Portugal had not seen a MotoGP since .
Miguel Oliveira, KTM Tech3 rider n ° 88 (and only Portuguese rider)
“I think Portimao is one of the most demanding circuits in the world with many blind corners, several complicated sectors and difficult to understand trajectories! It will be interesting to see how MotoGP can adapt to the track. me it is always a pleasure to ride in Portugal and particularly in Portimao ".
Valentino Rossi, official Yamaha rider n ° 46
"I can’t wait to ride in Portimao! MotoGP has never been there but it is an incredible circuit, a real roller coaster, a bit of the level of Phillip Island with difficult points. It will be a real challenge for be good there ".
Jonathan Rea, Kawasaki rider in WorldSBK and record holder in Portimao (1’40.372)
"I can’t wait to see you riding in Portimao, it’s one of my favorite circuits in the world! It’s like a motocross circuit … Have fun!"
Jorge Viegas, President of the International Motorcycling Federation (FIM)
"I am very proud that MotoGP is coming back to my country, eight years after the last Grand Prix which took place on the Estoril circuit in May 2012. I would like to thank Dorna Sports, the Autodromo International of Algarve and the Portuguese Motorcycling Federation, who managed to create the necessary conditions to organize this grand finale of the 2020 season in Portugal ".
Carmelo Ezpeleta, CEO of Dorna Sports
“This is great news for us. We signed an agreement in 2017 with Portimão to make it the reserve circuit in case of cancellation and we have been in contact with them all this time. We have been to Portimão before. with WorldSBK and we think this is a great opportunity. The deal also includes that the track will be remade after the WorldSBK round. When we let the riders know that, they seemed very excited because they saw it on TV but they have never rode it yet. Portugal has a very strong connection to our sport. We have seen historic fights in Estoril. It’s great to be able to go back to this country, without to count that we have one of their representatives involved in the world in the person of Miguel Oliveira. In any case, we are very happy to be racing in Portimão at the end of the year ".
Paulo Pinheiro, CEO of the Autodromo International circuit of Algarve
"It is a great satisfaction to finally have MotoGP, the flagship discipline of two-wheelers. We are so excited! It has been a long journey with Dorna Sports. We had an agreement since 2017 and finally our efforts ended in Besides having Miguel Oliveira in MotoGP, it will be great to see them fight for the podium. Hopefully the title will be awarded here! We are working to make sure to welcome the fans. We will start with a capacity to 30,000 people over the race weekend and we will decide on the next steps with Dorna and the health authorities. We have no words, we are so happy ".
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